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Chandrakumar Appayee

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Chandrakumar Appayee

Associate Professor, Chemistry

  • BSc: University of Madras, 1997
  • MSc: Alagappa University, 2002
  • PhD: Indian Institute of Science, 2008

Email: a.chandra -AT- iitgn.ac.in

Website : https://appayee.people.iitgn.ac.in/

Office: 4/401 A
VOIP: 2462


  • Work Experience

    • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Feb 2020 to Present)
    • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Dec 2013 to Feb 2020)
    • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University, New York, (Jun 2012 - Dec 2013)
    • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brooklyn College and the City University of New York, (July 2009 - Jun 2012)
    • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Miami, Florida, (July 2008 - Jun 2009)

  • Selected Publications

    1. Sarkale, A. M.; Appayee, C.* “Stereodivergent Synthesis of 1-Hydroxymethylpyrrolizidine Alkaloids” Org. Lett. 2020, Article ASAP.

    2. Kutwal, M. S.; Padmaja, V. M. D.; Appayee, C.* “Regio‐and Enantioselective α,γ‐Dialkylation of α,β‐Unsaturated Aldehydes through Cascade Organocatalysis” Eu. J. Org. Chem. 2020, 2720-2724. (Invited Article for a themed collection “YourJOC Talent”)

    3. Maurya, V.; Appayee, C.* “Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Potent 9β-11-Hydroxyhexahydrocannabinol” J. Org. Chem. 2020, 85, 1291-1297.

    4. Sarkale, A. M.; Maurya, V.; Giri, S.; Appayee, C.* “Stereodivergent Synthesis of Chiral Paraconic Acids via Dynamic Kinetic Resolution of 3-Acylsuccinimides” Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 4266-4270.

    5. Kutwal, M. S.; Dev, S; Appayee, C.* “Catalytic Regioselective γ-Methylenation of α,β-Unsaturated Aldehydes Using Formaldehyde via Vinylogous Aldol Condensation” Org. Lett. 2019, 21, 2509-2513. (Among the most downloaded articles in April 2019 and also highlighted in Synfacts 2019, 15, 0797.)

    6. Padmaja, V. M. D.; Jangra, S.; Appayee, C.* “Highly Regioselective α-Alkylation of α,β,γ,δ-Unsaturated Aldehydes” Org. Biomol. Chem. 2019, 17, 1714–1717. (Invited Article for a themed collection “New Talent”)

  • Patents

    1. Appayee, C.; Padmaja, V. M. D.; Kutwal, M. S. “Photochromic organic compounds and a process for preparation thereof”. Indian Patent, Application No. 202021012831.

    2. Appayee, C.; Padmaja, V. M. D. “Photochromic organic compounds and a process for preparation thereof”.Indian Patent, Application No. 202021012829.

    3. Appayee, C.; Sarkale, A. M. “Method for the asymmetric synthesis of (S)-paraconic acid”. Indian Pat. Appl. (2019), IN 201721019540 A 20190712.